Haboob definition

hə-bo͝ob
A penetrating sandstorm or dust storm with violent winds, occurring chiefly in Arabia, North Africa, and India.
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A violent sandstorm, as in the Sudan or SW U.S.
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A violent sandstorm or dust storm in the deserts of Arabia, North Africa, India, or North America.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
haboob
Plural:
haboobs

Origin of haboob

  • Arabic habūb strong wind from habba to rush, blow hbb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic هبوب (habūb, “strong wind”), from هب (hábba, “to blow, to rage”), from the root ه ب ب (h-b-b).

    From Wiktionary